ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Negative pressure wound closure system for giant thoracic defect closure in a patient with completely visible pericardium: A case report
Mustafa Tahir Özer1, Hüseyin Sinan2, Ersin Sapmaz3, Sedat Gürkok3, Şahin Kaymak1, Orhan Kozak2
1Department of War Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey C
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.15703
Negative pressure wound closure system facilitates wound closure via wound contraction. In this article, we report a successful application of thoracic negative pressure wound closure system to fill the thoracic defect, control infection, and expand the lung in a 35-year-old male patient with threerib defect, lung parenchyma injury, empyema, left complete pneumothorax, and visible pericardium after gunshot injury. The excellent result obtained in our patient demonstrates that negative pressure wound closure system is a good choice for treating high-energy thoracic injuries by reducing wound infection and enabling early wound closure.
Keywords : Negative pressure wound therapies; vacuum assisted closure; wound care
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